Eid-al-Fitr 2017 in Pakistan
Eid is one of the most significant events of the Muslims.it is an occasion of celebration for the Muslims of worldwide.Muslims celebrate two types of Eid festival once in a year in different parts of the world.
Eid-ul-Fitr is one of the Eid that is celebrated at the end of Ramadan which is a special gift for all Muslims, they celebrate this Eid festival on first Shawwal with great religious spirits.it is the special celebration day on which Muslims are not allowed to fast.This holiday celebrated the end of the 29 or 30 days of Ramadan depending upon the moon cycle of the year it can be 29 or 30 days.
Eid ul Adha:
Eid ul Adha which is also known as the occasion of Sacrifices that is celebrated on the 10th Zilhaj in different parts of the world. It is the occasion that commemorates the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son Ishmael to God’s command. Muslims throughout the world celebrate this event.
WHEN IS EID-AL-FITR 2017 IN PAKISTAN:
ISLAMABAD – Chairman Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, Mufti Muneeb ur Rehman has announced that the Eid Al Fitr 2017 will be celebrated on Monday 26 June 2017.Mufti Muneeb ur Rehman said that Eid will be celebrated on the same day across the Pakistan.
EID AL-FITR 2017 IN PAKISTAN – PUBLIC HOLIDAY
Eid al-Fitr 2017 public holiday in Pakistan began on the evening of Sunday, 25 June and ends on the evening of Wednesday, 28 June.
Celebrations of Muslims on Eid al-Fitr – Eid ul Fitr Joys
Eid-ul-Fitr is a great festival of peace, happiness, joy, and festivity. It’s a special day of munificence, charitableness, and humanity. This is the day when all Muslims bring together to celebrate the Eid festival and encourages brotherhood. Muslims are also encouraged on this day to forgive and forget all dudgeon.In the Muslim countries, there is a public holiday for three days on Eids. Therefore, people visit their family members, relatives, and friends to mark this festival and make their whole day joyful. Some Muslims also visit the burial ground. Delicious food is cooked at home and all the family members and friends group together and arrange self-made BBQ night.
Eid and Eidi (Special gifts to younger):
In some parts of the world, this Eid al fitr appears as a source of getting Eidi which is given to children and younger relatives in terms of money or gifts. All the elder relatives give Eidi to the younger ones and every child tries to accumulate more Eidi than other children.
Rulings and Sunnah of Eid al-Fitr:
Prophet Muhammad used to do the following on the day of Eid (Sunnah), May Allah’s peace and blessings are upon him)Muslims should observe the following steps on Eid day:
1st step: All the Muslims should wake up early on Eid day.
2nd step: take a ghusal after fajr
It was narrated in a saheeh hadeeth in al-Muwatta’ and elsewhere that ‘Abd-Allaah ibn ‘Umar used to do ghusl on the day of al-Fitr before going out to the prayer-place in the morning. Al-Muwatta’ 428.
Al- Nawawi (may Allaah have mercy on him) said that the Muslims were unanimously agreed that it is mustahabb to do ghusl for Eid prayer.
3rd step: you should eat an odd number of dates before leaving offering the Eid prayer because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) did not set out on the day of Eid until he had eaten an odd number of dates. He should stick to an odd number as the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) did.
4thd step: Clean teeth with Maswak or Brush your teeth.
5th step: Wear the best or new clothes and also wear perfume.
6th step: Muslims should continue saying Takbeer (praising Almighty Allah) from the time they leave for prayers until the prayer is started.
In the first rak’ah the imam should recite Sabbih isma rabbika al-A‘ala (Soorat al-A’la 87) and in the second rak’ah he should recite Hal ataaka hadeeth ul-ghaashiyah (al-Ghaashiyah 88). Or he may recite Soorat Qaaf (50) in the first and Soorat al-Qamar (54) in the second. Both options are narrated in saheeh reports from the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him).
7th step: The Prophet used to go to the Eid Prayer location by one route and will return through another route.
It was narrated that Jaabir ibn ‘Abd-Allaah (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: On the day of Eid, the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) used to vary his route. Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 986.
8th step: Muslims are ordered to pay Zakat al Fitr on the day of Eid al-Fitr. This is a special kind of charity which is counted as Zakat al-Fitr only if it is given on the day of Eid before Eid prayers or a day or two earlier than Eid.muslims should pay it one or two days before that, because of the hadeeth of Ibn ‘Umar (may Allaah be pleased with him) which was narrated by al-Bukhaari: “They used to give it one or two days before (Eid) al-Fitr.”
9th step: after and pray for the acceptance of worship, they have done during the month of Ramadaan.
It is great Sunnah to come back home from a different way than the one was used to come to the prayer areas.